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Next Xbox Details Surface? Price? Windows 8 Core? Blu-Ray?

April 25, 2013 2 Comments

Recently, Microsoft finally announced that they will be showing off their new Xbox console soon. The device dubbed the Xbox 720, Durango and Xbox vNext will finally be revealed May 21st 20013. Paul Thurrott, who is usually right on all things Microsoft revealed a few details about the next Xbox.

So far he stated the following:

  • Launch. The next Xbox will launch in early November 2013
  • Windows 8 Core. The Next Xbox is based on Windows 8 Core which means that we might see a lot of similarities and common apps perhaps
  • Price. standalone version for $499 and a $299 version that requires a two-year Xbox LIVE Gold commitment at $10/ month
  • Blu-ray. The next Xbox will include a Blu-ray optical drive

Very excited to finally see the next Xbox up close and personal. You can read more of Paul Thurrott’s next Xbox reveal here.



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